Monday 3rd June 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL on the Rushy this morning, later relocating to Zeiss hide with a second bird roosting on the river. Also two Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy and another on South Lake, with 50+ Black-tailed Godwits. (Martin McGill/Jon Mercer/Ian Hull). A Red Kite from the Rushy at 9:20am. (Jonathan Bull). From Van de Bovenkamp hide birds included ten Shelducks, six Shovelers, 25 Mallards, ten Tufted Ducks, a Common Crane, 20 Avocets, five Lapwings, two Redshanks and a Buzzard. (Margaret G). Pics by Jon.

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Forest of Dean    Along Cannop brook below Nagshead birds included a male Pied Flycatcher, a Spotted Flycatcher, an adult Nuthatch feeding young and two juvenile Grey Wagtails. Nearby a Green Woodpecker, two Siskins, 3+ Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, two Small Coppers and a Large Skipper. (MK).

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Around Heywood Plantation and Edge Hills today a Cuckoo calling briefly, two Wood Warblers, five Garden Warblers, a pair of Whitethroats, a male and two juvenile Stonechats, seven Tree Pipits and two Crossbills. (Andy Jayne). Pic by Andy.

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Nailsworth/Avening/Cherington         A Marsh Tit appeared to enter a nest hole at Nailsworth Garden Centre. An adult Marsh Tit feeding fledged young at Nag’s Head, Avening and a Marsh Tit close to Cherington Pond at ST895991. Also three pairs of Tufted Ducks on the pond. (Jake King).

Daglingworth     A Spotted Flycatcher and two Corn Buntings this evening. (Andrew Morrison).

Gloucester     At Alney Island this afternoon two Cuckoos singing, 1 along the riverside (Port Ham) and seen at SO815191 and 1 heard on Castlemeads at SO823185. (Ian Elphick).

Brockworth     A Grey Heron on the roof of a house in Boverton Drive. (Jade Monaghan).

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge today two Common Cranes, a Kestrel, a Little Egret, Skylarks and Meadow Pipits. (Josh Adamms).

Ashleworth Ham    Two Lapwings with two chicks, a Little Ringed Plover, a mle Teal, a Cuckoo, a Mandarin duck, a Curlew, an Oystercatcher and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers feeding very noisy young. (John Fletcher).

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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